Mario Schoenfelder, who leases the Anna Maria City Pier and Restaurant from the city, has a solution for his parking shortage.
Schoenfelder has proposed to install a gate and charge for parking in the north pier parking lot.
He proposes that people who visit the pier restaurant or bait shop get the ticket validated and pay nothing. Those who park in the lot, but visit other shops and not the pier, would have to pay when they depart the lot.
The lease includes designated parking spaces in the pier parking lot, but Schoenfelder said enforcement is a difficult issue.
He’s said he’s willing to cover the cost of establishing a ticketed parking system if it ensures his customers can find parking in the lot.
After city commissioners at their July 19 meeting agreed to close public parking at the vacant lots it owns at the east end of Pine Avenue, Schoenfelder sent his proposed solution to commissioners and Mayor Mike Selby.
He’s asking the commission to determine if he is allowed to install parking limits under the terms of his lease.
Commissioners have previously agreed Schoenfelder is entitled to parking, and a sign at the north pier parking lot says parking is limited to pier customers.
Schoenfelder said his parking problems began in earnest after the city “created a temporary beach” next to the city pier earlier this year. It should have been the city’s responsibility to control parking for beachgoers, he claimed.
Now, he said, he has a “huge parking problem” because people are parking and using the beach, not the pier.
And he doesn’t think the city is helping him find a credible parking solution.
The lease is a “partnership” between the city and the tenant, he said, and “both parties help each other to reach mutual goals. Unfortunately, I am sometimes missing that kind of spirit in the thinking and actions on the part of the city.”
Schoenfelder also said the city has an “obligation to support the tenant’s efforts to run a successful business and customer parking is an essential part of that.”
His company pays the city for its use of the pier and parking spaces for its customers, and he sees “an obligation” on the part of the city to make parking available for his customers.
The city has the power to write parking regulations and designate parking spaces, he said, while the city pier restaurant does not have the same right. Decisions made by the commission are affecting his business, Schoenfelder said, but he is limited in finding solutions.
He believes paid parking is his only option.
“This is a formal application to allow us under the lease to install a gated parking system. If it turns out we do not need the city’s approval to install (the system), please, let me know. I will immediately start the implementation of such a system,” he said.
Calls to Selby or Commission Chair Chuck Webb for comment on the parking request were unanswered by presstime for The Islander.
A 48-year-old Palmetto woman was arrested July 15 in Holmes Beach for allegedly allowing a group of underage adults and juveniles to consume alcohol in her presence.
Lisa Frizzell faces a misdemeanor charge for an alleged open house party.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Frizzell was renting a unit in the 200 block of 48th Street. Police found Frizzell in the back of the residence at a tiki bar consuming alcohol with six adults ages 18-20 and two juveniles.
Police say Frizzell initially refused to cooperate, but later said, “I was trying to be a good mother and keep them all in one place … It is better than them driving.”
Frizzell was booked into the Manatee County jail on $120 bond, which she posted the same day. She is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Elias Isaac, 36, of 4103 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, was arrested July 12 for allegedly employing unlicensed telemarketers at Coastal Air Cooling and Heating, 5620 14th St. W., Bradenton.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and inspectors from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services were conducting a compliance check of Isaac’s business when the unlicensed telemarketers were observed actively cold calling.
Isaac was arrested and faces a third-degree felony charge. He was booked into the Manatee County jail on $1,500 bond. He is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Aug. 10. As of press time, Isaac remained in custody.
According to a probable cause affidavit, one employee said she was only employed for two days, but admitted she was engaged in cold calling for the company.
There are many reasons why someone may want to cast their vote early. Absentee voter ballots have been mailed, and early in-person voting for the Aug. 14 primary election begins Saturday, Aug. 4. Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election begins Oct. 27.
According to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections website, early voting for the primary elections will continue 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Each county has the option to set up polling locations for early voting. In Manatee County, the only place to vote early is at the supervisor’s office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 118.
Florida law requires a signed photo identification card, such as a driver’s license to vote.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed for the primary election is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.
A primary election is for registered party voters to select a candidate who will advance to the Nov. 6 general election, and does not include nonpartisan races, such as local city commission races.
Island polling stations that will open for the Aug. 14 primary election include:
Precinct 91, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Anna Maria currently has 1,305 registered voters, including 612 Republicans, 388 Democrats and 305 voters classified as other.
Precinct 92, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
There are 1,590 registered voters in Precinct 92, including 777 Republicans, 460 Democrats, and 353 voters classified as other.
Precinct 93, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
There are 1,674 registered voters in Precinct 93, including 744 Republicans, 474 Democrats and 456 voters classified as other.
Precinct 94, Tingley Memorial Library, 112 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
There are 929 registered voters in Bradenton Beach, including 375 Republicans, 291 Democrats and 263 voters classified as other.
According to the League of Women Voters, the Nov. 6 general election will be one of the longest ballots in recent elections.
Combined with local, state, federal and presidential candidates, there are 11 constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot.
For more information, go online to www.votemanatee.com.
The Top Notch photo contest winner for the third week is Glenn. Glenn captured this splash of light and water at Sarasota Bayfront Park and Marina Jack, where the dolphin are part of Dolphin Fountain, a bronze public art acquisition by artist Steve Dickey. Glenn wins an Islander “More than a Mullet Wrapper” T-shirt, and the photo goes into a pool of weekly winners vying for the grand prize. For entry information, see page 5.
July 11, 100 Bay Blvd., information. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of a juvenile spearfishing from the Anna Maria City Pier. The deputy contacted Florida and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which reported the juvenile was not committing a criminal offense. However, the deputy determined spearfishing from the pier violates city ordinances and issued a warning.
July 14, 101 S. Bay Blvd., domestic disturbance. A MCSO deputy responded to a disturbance and found a male and female engaged in a verbal argument. According to the report, the deputy observed no signs of violence, and the couple calmed down and left the area.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
July 13, 200 Gulf Drive N., trespass warning. A Bradenton Beach police officer responded to the BeachHouse Restaurant on a complaint of a female causing a verbal disturbance. Employees asked the woman to leave and escorted her outside. According to the police report, the woman appeared intoxicated. She was slurring her speech as she told officers she was upset that the bartender did not keep her change after buying a drink. Police issued the woman a trespass warning, but she said it didn’t matter, as she was just vacationing from the United Kingdom and “returning to the motherland” the following day.
July 4, 2300 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A woman reported someone had broken into her vehicle while she was at Coquina Beach July 4, but she did not notice the items she had placed under her seat were missing until a few days later. The complainant valued the missing items at $500.
July 12, 200 Gulf Drive N., theft. A male complainant called BPPD after spotting what he claimed was his stolen surfboard on another vehicle. Police made contact with the driver, who showed a $300 receipt for the board purchase from Craigs list. Since the complainant could not show any proof of ownership, the man was allowed to keep the board until more information became available.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
July 11, 4000 block of 128th Street West, burglary. A male complainant reported three male suspects loaded his barbecue grill into a pickup truck and left the area. The complainant was returning home when he spotted the men and attempted to chase the suspects, but lost them in traffic. According to a MCSO incident report, the theft was captured on video. Two hours later, the complainant called to report that someone also entered his unlocked vehicle and stole several items. Fingerprints were secured.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
July 12, 1504 Suponic Ave., Sarasota, battery. A 48-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for battery after his girlfriend called police. According to the probable cause affidavit, the woman left her home to go to a neighbor’s house after she claimed her boyfriend began harassing her. The report states the man arrived at the house, walked in and began yelling at the woman. He then allegedly grabbed the woman by her arms, at which point the friend intervened by stepping in between the couple. The two females left the residence to call law enforcement. He was arrested without incident and claimed no argument had occurred.
July 14, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, animal cruelty. A woman complainant reported to the Holmes Beach Police Department that her cat had been tortured. According to the report, the woman let her cat outdoors July 9 and it did not return for two days. When it did return, the woman said the cat was very thin and had an oily substance all over its fur. Police contacted a Manatee County Animal Services officer, who looked the cat over and reported no obvious signs of abuse. The MCAS officer said she would follow up with the cat owner’s veterinarian.
July 15, 1600 block of Holmes Boulevard, suspicious person. HBPD made contact with a salesman going door to door, and learned he had no permit. The man was told he needed a permit. Police contacted the man’s supervisor, who picked him up. The two men left the area.
July 14, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard, disturbance. HBPD made contact with a female who said the male she was with was keeping her awake when all she wanted to do was to go to sleep. The woman called her mother to come pick her up.
July 14, 6600 block of Gulf Drive, Resorts 66, suspicious incident. A HBPD officer spoke with a property manager, who said all of the tables and chairs around the pool area had been thrown into the swimming pool sometime during the night. She also said someone had knocked over the gas barbecue grill. She suspected a group of young male guests who were in the pool that night making excessive noise, and wanted the incident documented.
July 14, 200 block of 82nd Street, disturbance. A couple attending a barbecue at the listed address became involved in a verbal argument over a damaged cell phone. HBPD responded to the incident and found both people to be intoxicated. The male took a cab home, while the female remained at the residence.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Player with island ties on USA Baseball radar
Baseball fans: Remember John Kilichowski’s name.
This 18-year-old has strong island ties as part of the Busciglio family pyramid and Island roots that go back to the early 1950s, when his great-grandparents purchased a home on Anna Maria Island. John’s parents, Debbie and Bill, met on the island and much of the extended family now own homes and spend summers here.
The Tampa Jesuit left-handed pitcher has been identified by USA Baseball as one of the top high school baseball players in the nation following an arduous two-and-a-half-week tryout.
Kilichowski and 143 other high school players went to Cary, N.C., to go through a USAB tryout process that pared the group to 40 and again, to the top 28 players.
USAB used to pick the Olympic baseball team, but baseball is no longer an Olympic sport. Still, USAB takes part in international competitions and the selection process is the same.
Kilichowski made a strong case to be included in this elite group when he fanned five batters and allowed zero hits in his three innings of work during a June 26 intrasquad tryout game.
The 28 elite players will proceed with USAB to California Aug. 17, where they will play in both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels stadiums. After a few days of play, USA Baseball will trim the roster to 20 and that group will travel to Seoul, South Korea, and Taiwan to represent the USA in the IBAF Junior AAA/18U World Championships
When asked how it felt to be identified as one of the 28 best high school players in the country, Kilichowski said, “Incredible.”
He continued, saying, “I can’t explain how difficult the whole process has been, playing all day every day, having coaches scrutinizing and critiquing every pitch or movement. Plus being away from my family and living in a hotel. And then to make the final 28 is just incredible.”
Kilichowski said his favorite team is the Tampa Bay Rays and his favorite player being David Price, and went on to say it was almost surreal, having coaches like Terry Francona, Jack McKeon, Jack McDowell and others work with him. The most exciting thing though, he said, was getting to wear the USA uniform.
It’s not just all baseball all the time with Kilichowski. He is in the AP-plus honors program at Jesuit and has a 4.2 grade point average. He volunteers in the community and takes part in a yearly mission trip to Belle Glade, Fla., to mentor younger kids.
Each year the family — approximately 80-100 Busciglio family members of which he is part — spends July 4 on Anna Maria Island. They have met on the beach for 15 years between Palmetto and Willow avenues to take an annual and friends and family pyramid picture. And that photo has frequently been featured in The Islander.
Kilichowski, who has already committed to attend Vanderbilt University on a baseball scholarship, can reach 90 mph on the radar gun, but his best pitch is his curveball, which he used to strike out Kevin Biggio, son of longtime Houston Astro great Craig Biggio and a great hitter in his own right.
Kilichowski said his father spoke to Craig Biggio after the strikeout, and he told his dad that his son had never struck out looking at three straight curve balls, adding that he could easily be a left-handed relief specialist in the big leagues.
Congratulations to John and his family from The Islander. We wish him the best of luck at his final tryout in California.
Indoor soccer action continues
Players saw another exciting week of indoor soccer at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The 8-10 division is about as close as it can be with Beach Bistro leading the pack on a 2-1-1 record, while Lapensee Plumbing, Gettel Toyota and Beach Bums follow in a three-way tie for second place.
The 11-13 division has Eat Here on top with a 4-0 record, followed by Waterfront Restaurant and Air & Energy, in a tie for second with 1-3 records.
Air & Energy won its first game of the season July 18 when it defeated Waterfront 8-3. James Whyte led the way with six goals, while Stephen Whyte and Conal Cassidy each added a goal in the victory.
Ryan Fellowes scored two goals to lead Waterfront, which also received one goal from Robbie Fellowes in the loss.
Eat Here remained undefeated in the 11-13 division with a 5-4 July 16 victory over Waterfront. Sydney Morrow led the way with three goals, while Nika Ukhurgunasvili and Danielle Capparelli each scored one goal in the victory.
Robbie Fellowes scored two goals to lead Waterfront, which also received single goals from Morgan Burns and Ryan Fellowes in the loss.
Beach Bums defeated Gettel Toyota 6-4 during 8-10 division action July 18. Luke Marvin and Ozzie Lonzo scored two goals apiece to lead the way for Beach Bums, which also received a goal each from Didier Avila and Madelyn Rogers in the victory.
Sam Bowers scored two goals and Ava Zink and Lilah Bowers scored one goal each for Gettel.
The second 8-10 division game of the evening saw Beach Bistro roll past Lapensee Plumbing by a 10-6 score. Julius Petereit and Jayse Berzowski scored four goals each, while Thomas Fellowes and Andrew Burgess each notched single goals in the victory.
Tyler Brewer’s five goals and one goal from Chris Snyder led Lapensee in the loss.
Brewer dug the ball out of the corner and dribbled the length of the court to score the game-tying goal with 9.2 seconds remaining in a 2-2 tie between Lapensee and Gettel July 16. Ashton Pennel added the other goal for Lapensee.
Sam Bowers and Ava Zink each scored one goal to lead Gettel in the tie.
Adult flag football
Duffy’s Tavern Raiders and Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins continue to lead the adult coed flag football league at the Center. Both teams sport perfect 3-0 records, but that will soon change as they meet at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.
Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings and Jessie’s Island Store Jets are tied at 2-1, while Miller Electric Chargers and Sato Browns follow in the standings at 1-2. Meanwhile, Slim’s Place Titans and Beach to Bay Construction Saints are still in search of victories.
The July 19 game of the week saw Tyler’s edge Miller 41-40. Both offenses moved the ball up and down the field, scoring six touchdowns each. The difference in the game was a safety and 2 points for the Vikings 50 seconds to go in the half.
Chargers quarterback Chuck Bucky lateraled the ball to Eric Gledhill on an option play. Gledhill, looking to pass the ball, found nobody open so he spiked it to stop the clock, but he was in the Charger end zone, resulting in the safety.
Ryan Moss threw for 179 yards and four touchdown passes, while adding a 7-yard touchdown run. Jonathan Moss caught six passes for 75 yards and four touchdowns, while adding another 41 yards on the ground. Rob Alderson caught two passes for 72 yards and a touchdown, and Brent Moss added five catches for 46 yards and an extra point to round out the Viking offense.
Jonathan Moss led the defense with three flag pulls and an interception, while Caleb Roberts also contributed an interception.
Bucky completed 19-of-21 passes for 313 yards and six touchdown passes to lead the Chargers, which also received a huge game from Gledhill, who caught 10 passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns and a pair of extra points. Jordan Pritcahrd added seven catches for 127 yards and three touchdowns, while Robert Kasten finished with three catches for 27 yards, including an extra point.
Gledhill also led the defense with five flag pulls, while Matt Ray finished with four pulls in the loss.
In other center football action last week, Jessie’s opened the July 19 action by defeating Beach to Bay 26-19 behind Matt Piermarni. Piermarini completed 22 of 29 passes for 298 yards and four touchdown passes. Ian Fetters was his top target, catching 10 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown.
Larry Berkery passed for 128 yards and a touchdown to lead the Saints, which also received a 45-yard touchdown run from Shawn Kaleta in the loss
Duffy’s squeaked by Sato 12-7 thanks to an interception return for a touchdown by Kevin Gregorich and a touchdown reception by Dustin Swain. Mike Gillum and Swain also keyed the victory with interceptions.
The Browns were led by Lexi Braxton’s six catches for 41 yards and an extra point and Nick Sato’s two catches and one touchdown in the loss.
Agnelli remained undefeated with a 46-13 win over Slim’s. Frank Agnelli paced the Dolphins with six catches for 95 yards, including three touchdown receptions and a pair of extra-point catches. Brianna Shaughnessy added three catches for 42 yards and a touchdown in the victory.
Tyler Bekkerus passed for 190 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Ben Conlon added five catches for 40 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Sam “Six-Pack” Samuel and the team of Jerry Disbrow and Norm Good were the only teams to make it into the knock-out round during July 21 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Samuels had his way with Disbrow and Good as he earned the day’s bragging rights with a 22-16 victory.
The July 18 games had Norm Good as the walker, proving the old adage, “if you want something done right, do it yourself.” Good rolled past the team of Jerry Disbrow and Hank Huyghe by a 21-12 score.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
AMICC summer indoor soccer league schedule
July 30 6 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Southern Greens
July 25 6 p.m. Beach Bistro vs. Gettel Toyota
July 25 7 p.m. LaPensee Plumbing vs. Beach Bums
July 30 7 p.m. Gettel Toyota vs. LaPensee Plumbing
July 30 8 p.m. Waterfront vs. Air & Energy
NFL adult coed flag football schedule
July 25 6 p.m. Vikings vs. Saints
July 25 7 p.m. Browns vs. Jets
July 25 8 p.m. Chargers vs. Titans
July 25 9 p.m. Raiders vs. Dolphins
July 26 6 p.m. Vikings vs. Jets
July 26 7 p.m. Saints vs. Dolphins
July 26 8 p.m. Browns vs. Titans
July 26 9 p.m. Raiders vs. Chargers
AMICC adult coed volleyball schedule
July 31 6 p.m. Lobstah’s vs. FL Discount Signs
July 31 7 p.m. Best Buy vs. The Feast
July 31 8 p.m. Best Buy vs. The Feast
623 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach, a 3,000 sfla / 4,390 sfur 3bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1978 on a 112×105 lot was sold 06/27/12, Tontz to Vanderploeg for $925,000; list $999,000.
243 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,508 sfla / 2,096 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1963 on a 129×110 lot was sold 06/29/12, Ghidoni to CSG Realty III LLC for $577,000.
2501 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,728 sfla / 3,298 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1990 on a 50×100 lot was sold 06/28/12, Ervin to Sondreal for $545,000; list $574,000.
209 Archer Way, Anna Maria, a 1,562 sfla / 2,152 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1970 on a 80×141 lot was sold 06/29/12, Gardner to Strickland for $420,000; list $428,000.
6700 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,838 sfla / 1,898 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1970 on a 76×105 lot was sold 07/03/12, Leah Marie Enterprises LLC to 6700 Holmes LLC for $400,000.
321 64th St., Unit 8A, Island Walk, Holmes Beach, a 2,001 sfla / 3,176 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with pool built in 2006 was sold 06/29/12, Pankhurst to Bruno for $395,000; list $399,000.
6700 Holmes Blvd., Unit B, Beach Breezes, Holmes Beach, a 900 sfla sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970 was sold 07/05/12, 6700 Holmes LLC to Welch for $350,000.
404 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,517 sfla / 1,952 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1963 on a 100×85 lot was sold 06/29/12, AK-RBM Inc to Jenson for $332,000; list $349,900.
5806 Imperiore Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,150 sfla / 1,430 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1969 on a 50×101 lot was sold 06/29/12, Ross to Reiva for $330,000; list $369,000.
4601 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,190 sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1953 on a 50×100 lot was sold 06/28/12, Wash to Joy for $330,000; list $359,900.
2310 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 2,260 sfla / 2,740 sfur 3bed/3bath home built in 1964 on a 100×100 lot was sold 06/28/12, Romberger to Stock for $300,000; list $319,000.
3607 E. Bay Drive, Unit 110, Sandy Pointe, Holmes Beach, a 980 sfla / 1,040 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1996 was sold 07/03/12, Kotlarek to Hogestyn for $187,450; list $199,900.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
Evangline “Vange” Koch, 97, died July 17. She was born March 21, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mrs. Koch taught arts and crafts, sewing and millinery in the Chicago Park District for 23 years.
She moved with her husband, Ralph Byron, in 1972 to Bradenton and enjoyed an active retirement for more than 40 years.
Mrs. Koch was a longtime member of CrossPointe Fellowship on Anna Maria Island. As an artist, she excelled in every medium she pursued, including watercolors, ceramics, glasswork, enameling, dollmaking, woodcarving and millinery.
A celebration of life was held July 27 at CrossPointe Fellowship Church, Holmes Beach.
She is survived by daughters Judith and husband Marion Duncan of Anna Maria and Dr. Sallie Lau and husband Russell Bacon of Bradenton; grandchildren Darcie Duncan of Holmes Beach, Melissa Rack of Knoxville, Tenn.,Troy and wife Kris Collins Frystak of Oregon City, Ore., and Tanya Frystak of Kaneohe, Hawaii; and great-grandchildren Jade, Caleb and Danae Rack, Kaipo Kiaaina, Taimane Hallums and Sawyer Frystak.